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9 - OGE-W - Oil & Gas - Well Construction and Drilling

OG-W 101 - Drilling Fluids in the Oil Industry

Code Start Date Duration Venue
OG-W 101 12 June 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 101 07 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 101 02 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 101 27 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-W 101 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The drilling-fluid system is the single component of the well-construction process that remains in contact with the wellbore throughout the entire drilling operation. Drilling-fluid systems are designed and formulated to perform efficiently under expected wellbore conditions. Advances in drilling-fluid technology have made it possible to implement a cost-effective, fit-for-purpose system for each interval in the well-construction process. This course covers all aspects of drilling fluids technology, balancing both theory and practical applications

Course Objectives

  • Understanding drilling fluid systems
  • Learning how to design and select proper drilling fluids systems
  • Understanding wellbore stability/chemical inhibition
  • Being familiar with solids control equipment selection operations
  • Being able to troubleshoot mud systems

Who Should Attend?

  • Petroleum engineers
  • Engineers  and technicians who  are already familiar with drilling fluid technology
  • Fluid operators
  • Drilling engineers 
  • Those who are involved in planning or evaluation of the drilling fluids

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to Drilling Fluids (DF)
  • Drilling Fluids Functions
  • Drilling Fluids Properties and Measurements
  • Types of Drilling Fluids
  • Applications of the Various Types of Drilling Fluids

Day 2

  • Composition of Drilling Fluids
  • Geology and Reservoir
  • Clay Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Inhibition

Day 3

  • DF Systems
  • Contamination
  • Rheology and Hydraulics
  • Rheological Models
  • Hydraulics Calculations

Day 4

  • Formation Damage
  • Drill- in Fluids
  • Lost Circulation
  • Stuck Pipe
  • Corrosion

Day 5

  • Completion and Well Bore Clean Up
  • Solids Control
  • Mud Testing
  • Treatment of Water-Base Fluids
  • Solids Control and Impact of Solids Control
  • Density Control Additives and Calculations